Classes re­sume at 14 Penn­syl­va­nia-owned uni­ver­si­ties

Daily Local News (West Chester, PA) - - SUNDAY SELECT -

Classes have re­sumed for more than 100,000 stu­dents who at­tend Penn­syl­va­nia’s 14 state-owned uni­ver­si­ties.

Classes re­sumed Mon­day be­cause the union rep­re­sent­ing more than 5,000 fac­ul­ties and coaches reached a ten­ta­tive con­tract agree­ment Fri­day with the State Sys­tem of Higher Ed­u­ca­tion.

The new con­tract pro­vides raises for all em­ploy­ees but also re­quires them to pick up a greater share of their health care costs. It must now go to the full union mem­ber­ship for rat­i­fi­ca­tion.

Pro­fes­sors walked off the job Wed­nes­day morn­ing af­ter the union turned down what the state sys­tem said was its last con­tract of­fer.

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